Daniel Levy has decided that he would be willing to sell Christian Eriksen in January for less than £40 million with the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder not planning to sign a new contract, according to a report from the London Evening Standard.
Eriksen’s future has appeared to lie away from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for some time. However, some were intrigued to see whether Jose Mourinho’s arrival would lead to a change of heart.
The London Evening Standard reports that Toby Alderweireld is open to possibly extending his contract. But Eriksen has indicated to Mourinho that he remains keen to move on. And it appears that that has prompted Levy to make a decision ahead of the January window.
According to the report, Levy would rather sell Eriksen for less than £40 million in January than lose him for free – even if that means that Spurs’ fortunes dip in the second-half of the campaign.
From a business point of view, it is little surprise that Levy wants Eriksen sold. If another club is willing to offer anything near £40 million, that could be a fantastic deal for Tottenham.
And it would also not be surprising if Spurs fans backed a January sale. The situation may be different if Eriksen was producing his best form. But he has only scored two goals and provided two assists across the Premier League and Champions League this season.
Of course, the decision may be out of Levy’s hands with Eriksen able to discuss a pre-contract move with foreign clubs in January. But if they can get anything like £40 million, Tottenham would arguably be making a mistake not letting him go.